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Today: Donald Trump

this morning (tuesday 24th), 7.24-7.29am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

What do Palestinians make of the new American President? The mayor of Jerusalem believes the United States is serious about moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Haneen Zoabi is a Palestinian member of Israeli Knesset.”

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HARDtalk: Nir Barkat

yesterday evening (tuesday 5th), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc news tv (repeated 12.30-1.00am) (repeated this evening, wednesday 6th, 8.06-8.30pm, on bbc world service radio)
hardtalk: nir birkat (interviewed by stephen sackur)

Stephen Sackur talks to Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, about his ambitious plans to turn his city into a top global city hosting 10 million tourists a year.”

the bbc’s description (above) of this programme – of being about development and tourism – is totally misleading
the programme is entirely about terrorism, security, and allocation of building permits, commencing …

(0:00:10) “Israel declares Jerusalem to be its undivided capital. But the physical evidence inside the city points to a different reality: Jerusalem is a city of checkpoints, security barriers, and constant tension, between Jew and Arab.”

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Newshour: Nir Barkat

this afternoon (thursday 15th), 2.33-2.38pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“Jerusalem’s mayor … has urged Israelis with gun licences to carry firearms at all times in the current situation. So how does he react to that claim that his call amounts to a license to kill?

including contributions from …
rateb rabi [repeated from yesterday]
nir barkat, mayor of jerusalem (more…)

Newshour: third intifada?

this afternoon (tuesday 13th), 1.07-1.15pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) leads with …

Three dead in Jerusalem attacks: Israel-Palestinian tension turns violent as Jerusalem suffers a series of shooting and knife attacks

including contributions from …
mark heller, of the institute for national security studies at tel aviv university
mustafa barghouti
* mayor nir barkat

(Razia Iqbal, 0:01:47) “Since September, at least 27 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces, including women and teenagers” –
but of course the BBC makes no mention of the number of Israelis killed since September (except those killed today)
This is a slight departure from the recent BBC Newshour practice of only reporting today’s deaths on both sides – and of simply not reporting at al on those days when the Israeli deaths are most serious, thus giving regular listeners a false overall picture

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Adam Wishart on Jerusalem

yesterday evening (monday 20th), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc 1 (repeated early friday morning, 12.20am, on bbc 2)
the train that divides jerusalem (presented by adam wishart) (in the panorama series)

Very little about the train. Essentially, a propaganda piece about jewish desire to rebuild the temple, jewish settlements in east jerusalem, and the lack of rubbish collection in the shuafat refugee district (which is inside jerusalem but outside the security barrier)
“Travelling through the old city, he comes face to face with the battle over one of the world’s holiest sites and asks, could it be the flashpoint for the start of another war?

includes interviews with …
• developer aryeh king
• landowner walid abu khdeir
• mayor nir barkat
hussein abu khdeir and his wife (parents of murdered mohammed)
• youth worker bahaa nabaata (more…)

Newshour: Jerusalem 5/12/2014

last friday afternoon (5th december), 2.05-2.18pm, 2.35-2.48pm, and 2.50-2.58pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (partly repeated friday evening, 9.35-9.47pm and 9.50-9.54pm)
newshour: special edition from jerusalem (presented by tim franks)
with interviews with …
• archaeologist agir zayat from jerusalem
• architect gideon harlap from jerusalem
tzipi hotovely, deputy minister of transportation (likud)
husam zomlot of fatah
aviv tatarski, spokesman for ir amim, from the proposed site of givat hamatos
naim hamdan, owner of demolished house built by icahd
• daniel seidemann lawyer, and a founder of ir amin and of terrestrial jerusalem
mohammed abu khdeir, 17, cousin of the murdered youth of the same name
hanan abu dalu, head teacher
nir barkat, mayor of jerusalem

(0:46:04) “More Muslims living in Jewish neighbourhoods than Jews living in Arab predominant neighbourhoods – that may be a surprise to you – and by the way they don’t need to be guarded.”

• sir vincent fiennes, former uk consul-general to jerusalem, on the peace process (more…)

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